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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Nov 20, 2006 6:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: the young ones

anybody ever a fan of the british series the young ones,short lived but funny as hell,british punk humor with a dash of the late 60's culture.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 20, 2006 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the young ones

I've referenced a few episodes in past posts, always loved that show. Always would enjoy lighting up and spending some time in fits of uncontrollable laughter. Ah, the good 'ol days. Wait, that was back when eating was not regular and the heat couldn't be put above 55 because we couldn't afford to refill the oil tank until March. Well, the 'ol days at least.
Neil rocks and Vivian kicks ass.

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Poster: not_a_typical_daydream Date: Nov 20, 2006 10:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the young ones

I watched that show every chance I got. I loved the episode where they decided someone needed to get a job and Neil pulled shortest straw. So he gets a job as a policeman, he ends up going to bust a party with all his buddies there and the guy invites him in and tells him to take the tit off his head.
That show was brilliant.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 20, 2006 11:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the young ones

dude ... i busted out laughing just from your description! that WAS a funny show.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 21, 2006 3:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the young ones

The best line from that episode is when Neil is knocking on the door of the party and says "Open up, it's the pigs!". I thing my favorite is when they are broke and Neil is trying to write a letter requesting an emergency loan from his bank:

Neil: Guys, guys, guys, I think I've solved our money problem. I'm writing to my bank manager. See what you think... "Dear Bank Manager."
Mike: Yeah?
Neil: Well, that's it. I'm quite pleased with it so far, though.
Mike: Oh, well, it's a strong opening, certainly.
Vyvyan: I don't like the "dear." Sounds a bit too much like, "Will you go to bed with me?"
Mike: Well spoken, Vyvyan. What do you think instead?
Vyvyan: Uh, what about..."darling?
[everyone concurs]
Neil: [writing] "Darling Bank Manager..."
Rick: No, no, no, no, no, not "Bank Manager," it's far too crawly bum-lick. Tell it like it is, put "Fascist Bullyboy!"
Neil: "Darling Fascist Bullyboy..."
Mike: That's nice, yes, so far so good. So what do you want to say?
Neil: Well, basically, I want to ask him if I can have, like, an extension on my overdraft, but I know there must be a better way of putting it than that.
Mike: Well, what about, "Give me some more money"?
Vyvyan: ..."You bastard!"
Neil: Don't you think that's a bit strong?
Mike: Ah, Neil, people like that respect strength.
Neil: Yeah, you're right. Uh, "Darling Fascist Bullyboy, Give me some more money, you bastard..." Uh... "Love, Neil."
Vyvyan: Not "Love, Neil"! That sounds far too much like, "Come and get it like a bitch-funky sex machine!"
Neil: Yeah, you're right...Uh, what about, "Yours sincerely"?
Rick: Oh, come off it, Neil. If you're going to be that sycophantic, why don't you go 'round there now and stick your tongue straight down the back of his trousers?
Neil: Oh, look, I know, I know, why not "Boom Shanka"? It means, "May the seed of your loin be fruitful in the belly of your woman."
Mike: He'll never understand "Boom Shanka," you'll have to write the whole thing out.
Neil: Right, okay, here we go. "Darling Fascist Bullyboy, Give me some more money, you bastard. May the seed of your loin be fruitful in the belly of your woman, Neil."
Rick: Well, if that doesn't work, I don't know what will.

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Poster: not_a_typical_daydream Date: Nov 21, 2006 6:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the young ones

I had forgotten just how funny Rick was (he spells it with a silent P)
"it's far too crawly bum-lick"
Man that show was funny.

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Poster: TheDaliTrauma Date: Nov 21, 2006 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the young ones

man, Neil's Heavy Concept Album is one of my prized posessions!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 21, 2006 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the young ones

vegetable rights and peace!

And to paraphrase Neil - sometimes i feel like a leonard cohen song, people know I'm there but no one's listening.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 20, 2006 6:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the young ones

yeah, it was a pretty funny show, if you get Brit humour and all that. didn't one of the actors put out some hippie song or something. i seem to remember it being so anyway.

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Poster: tree-ap Date: Nov 22, 2006 6:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the young ones

Neil's hippie song was "There's a Hole In My Shoe (and it's letting in water). There was even a video for it on MTV that I saw only a couple of times. I spent most Sunday nights watching The Young Ones, then 120 Minutes, which MTV's only "alternative music" outlet at the time. This was before "alternative" became mainstream in the early '90s.
I believe a video was put out sometime ago, but the websites I've seen it on all show it as "Out Of Stock". I had all of the episodes on a tape I'd made, but that was WAY TOO LONG AGO to even be able to remember where it might have gone. It was probably taped over at some point---AARRGGHH!!!